EVN proposes Quang Tri to set up steering committee for renewable energy development

November 30, 2020 | 17:00
The general director of Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) proposed Quang Tri People’s Committee to establish the Steering Committee for Electricity Development in order to call for investors who plan to develop wind farms to cooperate with the committee to promote land clearance and power transmission projects.
evn proposes quang tri to set up sateering committee for renewable energy development
EVN has seen great demand for renewable energy production and in Quang Tri

On November 27, EVN general director Tran Dinh Nhan and the delegation had a working session with Quang Tri People’s Committee to discuss the situation of power and construction of projects in the province.

According to Nhan, to date, 100 per cent of communes, 99.79 per cent of households, and 99.68 per cent of the province use electricity from the national grid. Besides, EVN contributed to ensuring stable power supply to promote socioeconomic growth of the province.

A member company of EVN has rushed to implement power transmission projects in the west of Quang Tri, including the 220kV Lao Bao substation and the 220kV Dong Ha-Lao Bao transmission line.

Nhan also reported that the total power generated from renewable energy in the western part of the province reached 1,300MW, exceeding the transmission capacity of the existing grid. This large demand for renewable energy development in the province has prompted EVN to propose the Ministry of Industry and Trade to propose the prime minister to extend the power grid.

Thus, Nhan proposed Quang Tri People’s Committee to establish the Steering Committee to cooperate with investors in land clearance and develop power transmission projects to be able to handle electricity generated from renewable energy sources.

The leader of EVN also required provincial leaders to complete land clearance and the corridor area of the 500kV Quang Trach-Doc Soi transmission line and deal with the problems holding up the 500kV Dong Ha-Lao Bao transmission line in December this year.

“If the land clearance of the above two transmission lines is completed next year, EVN commits to completing the power transmission projects to accommodate renewable energy generation,” Nhan said.

By Thanh Huong

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